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09th Mar 2022

Woman’s body discovered in Monaghan lake


A body has been discovered in a lake in Monaghan after Gardaí and rescue services carried out a search of the area, according to The Mirror.

Gardai and the Monaghan Civil Defence were carrying out a search for a missing person in Co Monaghan when the discovery was made.

They recovered the woman’s body from Lough Major at Ballybay on Monday around 12pm.

Monaghan Civil Defence said: “Monday the 7th March 2022 Monaghan Civil Defence boat unit was activated by An Garda Síochána to assist in a search of a lake in Ballybay for a missing person.

“Civil Defence boat crew conduct a search of the lake. The search was concluded at 12pm.”

Gardai are treating the woman’s death as tragic.

A garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí assisted by Monaghan Civil Defence located the body of a missing person. The female body was removed from the Lough Major, Ballybay.

“As this was a tragic death, An Garda Síochána will not be commenting further.”